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The Census Taker (1984)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  23 January 1984 (USA)
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Exasperated by his intrusions, a family shoots a census taker and tries to hide his body from a detective.

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George
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Martha
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Harvey
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Pete
Troy Alexander ...
Edward
Erin-Bruce Tolcharian ...
Robert
William R. Bremer ...
Sheriff
Laine Walker-McGrew ...
Woman with Broom
Laura Sorrenson ...
Woman in Leopard-skin Pants (as Roxanne Rolle)
Anne Dubroff ...
Women in Robe
Roxy Kim ...
Punk Girl
Jennifer Finch ...
Punk Girl
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The fictional suburban community of Appleton is turned upside down thanks to Harvey McGraw, an annoying census taker who's in charge of checking the neighborhood's population. When Harvey visits George and Martha Dade, they reluctantly invite him in, but when the questionnaire turns too personal for the couple, they accidentally shoot him in the forehead. They are then forced to hide his body from their company, Martha's sister Eva and her husband Pete, a former detective. When he discovers Harvey's body in the kitchen closet, a bright future is very unlikely for George and Martha. Written by Kyle J. McElravy

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Four lovers with everything to hide. One stranger with nothing to lose. Will they survive.... You'll die laughing.

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Comedy | Crime

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23 January 1984 (USA)  »

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Husbands, Wives, Money & 'Murder'  »

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Greg Mullavey and Meredith MacRae, who portray a married couple, were married in real life. See more »

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In the close-up shot of George and Pete's lifeless bodies, Timothy Bottoms can be seen breathing. See more »

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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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5 August 2003 | by (Pendleton, IN) – See all my reviews

By far the worst movie I have ever seen. (And I've seen "Flesh Eating Mothers.") When I'm laying on my death bed, one single tear will roll down my cheek as I remember the 1 1/2 hours I wasted subjecting myself to this movie.


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